Posted On July 10, 2014

Retirement Options Certifies Seven Coaches in use of Non-Financial Retirement Planning Assessments

Chapel Hill, North Carolina July 10, 2014 – Retirement Options, the leading global provider of retirement coach certification and retirement readiness assessments, announced today that seven new coaches from across the globe successfully achieved their certification to become a Certified Retirement Coach. The ten-week certification course provided in-depth training in two non-financial retirement planning assessments, the Retirement Success™ Profile and the Life Options™ Profile, ensuring that coaches are well versed in the use of these scientifically designed and validated assessment tools.

Those certified included Theresa Gale of Transform, Inc., Chan Mei Ying, Peter Amiradaki of PA Consulting, Pamela Houghton of Retirements Unlimited, Karen Bilter of Naples Life Coaching and Skill Development, David Allard of Navigation Wealth Management and Stephen Warren. The webinar course provides coaches the opportunity to earn up to 36 Continuing Coach Education hours as approved by the International Coach Federation. These include 14 hours of Core Competencies and 22 hours of Resource Development.

“Congratulations to these coaches on achieving their Certified Retirement Coach designation,” shared David P. Hemmer, President and CEO of Career Partners International, the parent of Retirement Options. “The number of individuals approaching retirement is on the rise with the aging baby boomer generation. Combine this with an increase in the demand for retirement coaching outside of financial planning, and this certification will certainly add immense value to their coaching practices and their clients.”

Certified Retirement Options Coaches have helped thousands of individuals, couples and employees of corporate clients to assess their retirement readiness and create more successful retirement plans using their assessment results as building blocks. With a directory of over 850 certified coaches around the world, Retirement Options helps individuals connect with local certified coaches to plan for and enjoy a more fulfilling retirement.

The next webinar course for certification will be held from August 11 to October 20, 2014, and the course will be led by Joanne Waldman, the Director of Training for Retirement Options. For more information about the course, please email Rosalie Hoffmann, at or click here to register for the next course.

About Retirement Options

Founded in 1989 to help individuals focus on the critical non-financial facets of retirement planning, Retirement Options is the leading global provider of retirement coach certifications and its two retirement readiness assessments: the Retirement Success™ Profile and the Life Options™ Profile. By exploring various aspects of life impacted by retirement such as work, family, leisure, wellness, and personal development, these pre-retirement assessments enable individuals to plan for and enjoy a more fulfilling retirement. Retirement Options is a division of Career Partners International. Additional information can be found by visiting

About Career Partners International

Career Partners International enhances organizational performance and people’s lives every day! As a global leader in talent management consulting since 1987, organizations of all sizes and industries trust Career Partners International for the very best outcomes to their most challenging and important talent strategies and initiatives. With the most experienced and respected consultants in more than 45 countries, Career Partners International provides clients with one-on-one access to local experts in talent development, career management, executive coaching, outplacement and career transition services to successfully assess, engage, develop and transition talent to drive organizational performance. Additional information may be found at